Monday, October 30, 2006

6 weeks 3 days

A few nights ago at work, I had my first pregnancy yack. Lovely, huh? I thought I was going to get by with just the queasy stomach and get spared from bowing to the porcelain god. No such luck.

Hopefully this doesn't last TOO long, cause it sucks.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

5 weeks 6 days

Today I've had mild cramping on and off alllllll day. Along with some occasional sharp twinges on the right side of my pelvis. It just worries me... I hope it's nothing. :-(

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

5 weeks 5 days

I'm not sure, but I think I've entered the VERY beginning stages of morning sickness. Lastnight at work, it's as if it flipped on like a lightswitch. I was just sitting there and it hit me... this queasy upset stomach, like I was going to puke any minute. I got some gingerale and it seemed to subside. Also, after drinking gingerale (a little styrofoam cup full) and the same size cup of caffeine free hot tea, I literally peed every 10-15 minutes for the next 3 hours. It was such a pain.

I've noticed I'm peeing more often... didn't know that happened this soon! It seems like when I drink the smallest thing, BOOM I'm in the bathroom within the next 5-10 minutes.

This morning I met up with my husband for breakfast... I still wasn't feeling so well but figured I needed to eat. I ordered 2 pancakes, and was hardly able to finish one of them. My stomach was just telling me "No more!" I thought if I took one more bite I was gonna be running to the bathroom.... oh, fun stuff. This is what I have to look forward to in the coming months????

Oh, and one more thing...

Yesterday before working night turn, I took a little nap since I woke up so early in the morning. I had a dream that I was sitting on the living room couch holding a baby--- my little girl! I remember looking at her, thinking how beautiful she was and counting her little fingers. Someone in my dream ( I think my mom) asked me "How much did she weigh?" and I said "6 pounds 3 ounces."

We'll have to see if that comes true!!! I'm convinced I'm having a girl... every dream I've ever had, it's been a girl. I've never had a dream of having a boy! Hopefully I have a little Alyson Elizabeth in there! :-)

Monday, October 23, 2006

5 weeks 3 days

Today I called the doctor and made my first prenatal appointment... it's for November 7th at 9:30am. The lady I talked to said that it will be an "interview with the nurses" since it's my first appointment. She said she'll be sending me a bunch of paperwork to fill out and bring back in with me on the 7th. I should have asked her if they'll be doing an Ultrasound... she asked me how far along I am and I told her a little over 5 weeks. I'm just wondering if they will do an US since they know how far along I am?? Who knows. I just don't know whether to have my husband go with me, or whether he'll just be sitting there bored. I want him to be with me though, if they do an ultrasound. Just for moral support. :-)

Dealing with the pregnancy s/s...."The girls" still hurt and occasionally I get some cramping, but that's about it. I do feel like I have to pee 50 times after drinking the smallest thing, though! Still no nausea or anything, and my appetite is just so-so. I've been trying to eat a lot of fruit and have been drinking a lot of milk and water.

That's about it for today, can't think of anything else to write. Keep me and my little one in your prayers please!! :-)

Sunday, October 22, 2006

5 weeks 2 days

I think I'm psyching myself out too much lately. The thing is, I feel like my pregnancy symptoms have all decreased. For one, my boobs don't hurt as much as they did before. They're just a little bit tender. I'm not getting any cramping at all. I'm not nauseated (never have been, so far), and the 'decreased appetite' thing seems to have lessened too.

I just don't know what to think about all of this. Maybe I'm just worrying too much. I'm just so scared something is going to go wrong. On the plus side though, my temps have still been up, and I haven't had any spotting/crampign either. I just spotted a little bit last night which scared the heck out of me... it was after sex though. (Sorry if that's TMI, but it just freaked me right the heck out.) I've read online that spotting after sex is normal because the cervix is sensitive and full of blood vessels now.... so that was a little reassuring.

I'm going to be calling the doctor in the morning to schedule my first prenatal appointment, so I'll find out then. I just can't wait til I have my first appointment, just so I know everything is ok. Please keep me and my little one in your prayers :-)

Saturday, October 21, 2006

5 weeks 1 day

Hello again :-)

Well, my cramping has subsided... thank goodness. Once in a blue moon I'll get a little cramping, but that's about it. This morning I have an upset stomach, but nothing more than that. Could be that I had a bunch of people over lastnight and ate junk food for the first time in forever, but who knows.

Lastnight I slept for 12 hours and I NEEDED IT! Like I said, I had people over yesterday. I finished up work yesterday morning, went grocery shopping at Walmart, then had to clean my whole house when I got home. I just wore myself out. I took about an hour and a half nap before everyone came over. By the time 9pm rolled around, this girl was OUT. All the way until 9am.

Other than that, nothing else to write today. No exciting pregnancy things to report. I've just been reading up on my books (all my links to the right)and showing an occasional picture to my husband so he knows what's going on with the little one.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

4 weeks 6 days

Me again. Not much to write about, but I figured I would anyway. I just got home from working my 2nd night turn in a row... only one more to go.

Let me just say that I WAS SO TIRED LAST NIGHT! Usually I get really tired around 2-3am or so, then get my 2nd wind after drinking a nice big cup of hot tea. OH, how I was missing that hot tea lastnight. I was falling asleep and there was nothing I could do about it but get up and take a walk. No tea... no nothing. Hell,I even nodded off in the bathroom! IN THE BATHROOM! I was just sitting there and thought, "Hmm... I'll just rest my eyes a minute." I only fell asleep for a few minutes, but jeez... the bathroom?! LOL

Dealing with the cramps, they're few and far between now. Every once in awhile I'll get one that makes me feel all lightheaded (I have a very low pain tolerance!)but other than that it's been fine. 'The girls' still really hurt though, but that's about it. I haven't been getting sick to my stomach. That's the first question everyone seems to ask me... "Are you feeling sick yet?"

I've found that I'm being such a worrywort about all of this though. Hearing how many people have had miscarriages, and knowing that my cousin and my mom both had one... it just stresses me out to no end. I don't want that to happen to me.

Being that this all new to me, I have no idea what to expect... what is normal, what's not-so-normal. I just keep stressing myself out, probably over nothing. Every little twinge, every little cramp makes me cringe and think something's wrong. Until my doctor's appointment, I feel like I should take a pregnancy test everyday just to make sure I'm still pregnant. I haven't, but I feel like I should. I know it's early and that the morning sickness will be starting soon if it's going to, but part of me wishes that I'd feel nauseated or start throwing up... just so I know things are ok. Man, does that sound weird... (sigh) I just find myself praying to God everyday that He watches over me and the little life growing inside me. Prayer is what is giving me strength right now.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

4 weeks 5 days

This morning I'm having more cramping... kinda feels like period cramps. Occasionally I'll get a bad twinge on either side, but it goes away as quickly as it comes. I'm not spotting or anything, so that's a good sign. These damn cramps just get me so worried!! I just don't want anything to go wrong with the little one growing inside me. I'm eating right and doing everything I'm supposed to, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

My boobs hurt a lot more today, I've noticed. Some days they won't hurt so much, then there are days like today. OUCH! And they're so sensitive... even my shirt rubbing on me bugs the heck out of me.

No other s/s to report... I just got done working night turn so I'm tired as heck. I'm off to bed!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

4 weeks 4 days

I got my on Friday 10-13-06. Friday the 13th turned out not to be such a bad day afterall. As of today, I am officially 4 weeks and 4 days pregnant.

I'm not experiencing morning sickness yet.... hopefully that just passes on by. However, I just don't have much of an appetite. It's not exactly food aversions though; I'm not totally disgusted by certain foods or anything. I just don't feel like eating, and have to force myself to eat. I've had a thing for Corn Pops over the past few days, but that's about it.

Other symptoms I have right now: I'm thirsty all the time, I'm peeing all the time, my boobs really hurt and tingle every once in awhile, and every once in awhile I'll get an upset stomach but not nauseated. Oh, and I'm still getting faint period-like cramps every now and then. At first it scared the crap out of me, but people I've talked to have experienced it also. It's just the uterus stretching to make room for baby. What a relief to know that. I haven't experienced any spotting or anything of the sort, thank goodness. And the BIG thing is that I'm already feeling worn out much earlier in the day. By the time 8-9 pm comes, I'm ready for bed and have to force myself to stay up sometimes.

The other day, I had to laugh, because I started noticing changes in "the girls." I was staring into the full-length bathroom mirror after my bath, and I called my husband in. When he walked in, I'm standing there holding my boob, saying, "Look honey! You see that?"

"See what?" he said.

"Those!" I said, pointing to the newfound bumps on my areolas. "Those weren't there before! My girls are getting ready for the baby!"

He just laughed and jokingly called me "Pimple tits." Gotta love my husband.

LOL...That's about it for now.

Have a great day!

Intro :-)

Good morning :-) This is the first post in my new blog... I wanted to create this blog so I could share some of the joys (and the not-so-joyous things) about pregnancy. I'm so excited about the next 9 months... just to know that there's a life growing inside me is SUCH an awesome feeling.

I also plan to post the signs and symptoms I'm experiencing along the way, and it would be great to meet other people who are going through the same thing! Also, if I come across some great websites, books, or other info, I'll be sure to post links to them on here :-)